Today was another glorious day at AppDynamics HQ. We received yet another cease and desist letter from our friendly competitors at CA, Inc. It turns out they aren’t happy with our truth campaign. Apparently, CA doesn’t like it when a competitor who beat them in 100% of the deals in which it competed last quarter spreads the truth about the differences between our products. Lucky for us, it is clear that comparative advertising of this kind is encouraged in the United States, and it has been specifically sanctioned by the Federal Trade Commission, among other government bodies, due to the inherent benefits it yields to the consumer by assisting purchasing decisions. Nonetheless, CA, like a dying dinosaur lashing out in its death throes, has chosen to spend its dwindling resources on legal threats and lawyers. Clearly CA has forgotten how ineffective and invalid its cease and desists letters are. We have seen this move before and, as always, the truth will prevail. The truth is AppDynamics is easy to use, lower cost, and ideal for modern distributed applications.
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Originally we were using Wily Introscope for deep method inspections. One of the reasons it didn’t pan out for us was the requirement that we tell it whenever a particular event was occurring, and that we needed to know more about that event. It becomes difficult whenever you don’t know that a particular type of event is about to happen and you go to your APM and say, ‘Now pay attention. Now give me some more.’ Something like AppDynamics, which detects that event and says, ‘Hey, something interesting is going on, I’m going to collect more data for you.’ That was more in line with the type of solution we were looking for.”
-John Martin, Senior Director of Production Engineering at Edmunds.com